Stain glass window in St. Mary Basilica depicts St. Elizabeth, the window is in memory of Elizabeth Walsh, it was installed in 1886 by Tiroler Glasmalerri of Innsbruck, Austria.


Protection of Children

The Catholic Church has always demonstrated a concern for children. The Diocese of Jackson is committed to ensuring that children served by the church are not at risk of sexual abuse by the Church personnel.

Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and the children and adolescents … Continue reading

INVITATION R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

A study of Catholic beliefs and practices including the Church Creed, sacraments, worship, prayer, morality and commandments. No charge … Download pdf file for more information.


Giving thanks for those who serve

By Bishop Joseph Kopacz

A large number of Mississippians continue to be affected by the recent raids and roundups of the undocumented in communities and workplaces across the center of our state by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The families directly impacted are scrambling to address immediate needs while trying to make sense over what will follow in the weeks and months ahead. … Continue reading

A Coin, A Sheep, A Son Ordinary Time - Week 24

By Bishop Robert Barron – September 15, 2019

Our Gospel for today gives us three classic parables, each one exploring the notion that is at the very heart of the spiritual life—namely, that God is the one who searches for us. Why would God fret over one little soul? Why would he bother? Well, it’s his nature. It’s what he does. More to it, as we see in the coin, the sheep, and the son, recovering a lost soul is what he rejoices in doing.

Listen to the AUDIO Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire

Bishop Barron On St. Paul's Masterclass In Evangelization

In this new video I reflect on St. Paul’s address on the Areopagus in Athens, found in the seventeenth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. It’s a sort of masterclass in the evangelization of the culture, and anyone engaged today in that essential task should read it with care.

Daily Readings, Saint of the Day and Vatican Radio

“FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” “God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” than the name of Jesus.

In reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church
we can perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God... Pope John Paul II


“One cannot and must not try to erase the past
merely because it does not fit the present.”
Golda Meir

Angel in St. Mary Basilica stain glass window

St. Therese of Lisieux stain glass window in St. Mary Basilica, it was a gift of Mrs. Gayle Edwards (1961). This window is on the St. Mary side facing Main Street, it is partially hidden by the elevator housing and choir loft. The window was made by Emil Frei Stain Glass Artisans located in St. Louis, Missouri. The studio artist for this particular job was Emil Hoffman.

St. Mary Basilica Coat of Arms